White Sox pitcher Farquhar in critical but stable condition after brain surgery

Farquhar was in the White Sox dugout Friday night during the sixth inning after appearing in the game and recording two outs versus the Houston Astros in the top half of the inning. He was attended to by team medical personnel and on-site EMTs.

The White Sox said tests had revealed a ruptured aneurysm.

According to MLB.com, Danny Farquhar was taken to Rush University Medical Center. The agent continued by saying as a player you undergo Tommy John surgeries, or have problems with knees or shoulders or being hit by a line drive in the body but this is hard to imagine happening.

The team says he has all use of his extremities and is responding appropriately to questions and commands and is speaking to his doctors and family.

"Fans interested is sending "Get Well" wishes and letters of support to Farquhar should address mail to him at Guaranteed Rate Field, 333 W. 35 Street, Chicago, IL 60616". Danny Farquhar pitched in that game and fainted at some point in the dugout and was taken immediately to the hospital after EMT's looked at him. The team also inscribed Farquhar's initials and number on their hats for the games. He also said that no one on the team saw any signs that would indicate Danny was having health issues.

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Farquhar's diagnosis stunned his teammates.

Fellow White Sox player, James Shields, also spoke out about the way he was feeling and the status of Danny's condition at the April. 21 game."Yeah, I mean, it crushes us in this clubhouse", he said. "And nothing really matters baseball-wise when something like that happens, you know?" We hope everything goes well, ' Shields said.

"We could see across the way that something was going on", he said. "Everybody else just surrounded him to make sure they had the space to do what they needed to do".

"Then this morning getting that update, it's very scary", he said. He was first selected by Toronto in the 2008 draft and his major league debut was with the Blue Jays in 2011. The right-hander is 10-15 with a 3.93 ERA in 253 career relief appearances with Toronto, Seattle, Tampa Bay and Chicago.

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